West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck and the Big 12 Conference have announced the 2014-15 men's basketball schedule.
The Mountaineers will play 15 regular season games at home, with every Big 12 team visiting Morgantown. In addition to conference play, LSU (SEC/Big 12 Challenge), Virginia Tech, Monmouth, Lafayette, College of Charleston and Wofford will visit Morgantown in non-conference action.
WVU will play three games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Mountaineers will open the tournament against George Mason before facing either New Mexico or Boston College a day later. On the final day, WVU will face either UConn, Dayton, Texas A&M or College of Charleston.
The Mountaineers will return to Madison Square Garden to participate in the Gotham Classic against NC State on Dec. 20. WVU will play two more neutral site games in Charleston against Marshall and VMI. West Virginia will play a road game at Northern Kentucky on Dec. 7.
Even though the television schedule is incomplete and additional games are expected to be televised nationally, the Mountaineers are already slated for 22 regular season games on national television, including all 18 Big 12 Conference games.
"Once again, this year's schedule for Coach Bob Huggins and his team is very competitive from start to finish," said Luck. "I'm pleased that we already have 22 games slated for national television, and I'm delighted that we will have 17 regular season games in our state. We all know how exciting Big 12 basketball is, and the trip to Puerto Rico against quality competition and getting back to Madison Square Garden to face NC State as well as hosting Virginia Tech and LSU certainly highlight the non-conference schedule."
West Virginia will open the regular season Nov. 14 at home against Monmouth and will open Big 12 action at TCU on Jan. 3. WVU will play its first Big 12 home game against Iowa State on Jan. 10 and will conclude the Big 12 schedule against Oklahoma State at home on March 7. The Mountaineers will play one exhibition game against Shepherd on Nov. 9.
"This is another competitive schedule for our guys and also one where our great fans will enjoy seeing our guys at home and on the road with our following of Mountaineer fans," said Huggins. "The non-conference schedule presents some interesting matchups for our team and for our fans, and every Big 12 game is a grind every time you take the floor.
"The Big 12 Conference has done a wonderful job in scheduling with only three weekday conference games while school is in session so our guys won't miss as much class, in addition to the two-game trip to start conference play before we start the spring semester."
West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck and the Big 12 Conference have announced the 2014-15 women's basketball schedule.
The Mountaineers will play at least 16 regular-season games at home, with every Big 12 team visiting Morgantown. In addition to conference play, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, Fairfield, Coppin State, Duquesne, IPFW and Saint Francis (Pa.) will visit Morgantown in non-conference action. The Eastern Kentucky game is part of the Preseason WNIT. Depending on outcomes, the Mountaineers are guaranteed at least three games in the Preseason WNIT, which could add additional games in the Coliseum.
"After sharing the Big 12 Conference regular season title last year, I know Coach Mike Carey and his team are looking forward to getting back on the court," said Luck. "We continue to set attendance records in the Coliseum, and I am pleased that our fans will be able to see our women's basketball team at least 16 times at home this year. We are excited to begin the year in the pre-season WNIT, which is a great event to tip off our season."
WVU will play non-conference road games at Ohio State and at Fairleigh Dickinson. The Mountaineers will return to Charleston to face Marshall in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic.
"This will be our third season in the Big 12 Conference, and we know every game is a battle night in and night out," said Carey. "We are ecstatic about being invited to play in the Preseason WNIT and to play in such a prestigious event to tip off our season.
"This is a challenging schedule, but a schedule our fans will enjoy. We look forward to our great fan support at home in continuing to make the Coliseum one of the toughest places to play in the country."
West Virginia will open the regular season Nov. 15 at home against Eastern Kentucky in the Preseason WNIT and will open Big 12 action at Oklahoma on Jan. 4. WVU will play its first Big 12 home game against Baylor on Jan. 10 and will conclude the Big 12 schedule at Kansas State on March 3.
The season will tip off with Haunted Hoops, presented by Coke Zero, a Halloween themed exhibition vs. Wheeling Jesuit with free admission on Oct. 31.
Game times and television schedule will be announced at a later date. All dates are subject to change for television.
Season tickets are on sale at the Mountaineer Ticket Office by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or by visiting WVUGAME.com.